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Starting Over with Soapstone

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One of our greatest pleasures here at Maine Wood Heat is seeing a new house become a home. Being invited to take part in that transformation is why we chose masonry heating as our life’s work.

This spring, we met a couple that recently purchased their first log home together. They were looking for a wood burning soapstone masonry heater – it was right down our ally…

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Why a Wood Fired Oven

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…and not gas or electric?

Here at Maine Wood Heat Co., we were recently asked “What’s the difference between using a Le Panyol wood fired oven and a gas or electric oven?” It’s a valid question, we’d like to share our thoughts and welcome yours.

wood fired pizza oven

The Art of Artisan Baking…

For us, having and using a wood fired oven can be a way of life. The intimate ...

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Innovation in Masonry Heater Design

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How a Maine Wood Heat mason apprentice designed and built a masonry cooker/heater in a 30 year old yurt in our own backwoods.

Inspiration for innovative masonry heater design can happen just about anywhere… in the heart of a home, or even a portable yurt.

During the summer and fall of 08, we were joined by a fine young mason from Pennsylvania and Colorado named Matt Helike. After a month or two of Matt tenting in our woods, we reacquired a twenty-foot ...

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Masonry Heaters: The Green Heating Alternative.

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Maybe you’ve heard a little about masonry heaters–possibly read something online or heard about them from a European friend. If you’d like to read a definitive article on why masonry heaters, also known as “Finnish Fireplaces” and “Russian Heaters,” are a great, green way to heat your home (think renewable resource and clean combustion), consult the Green Building experts over at Continue Reading →

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New Le Panyol Wood Fired Oven Construction Manual Now Available!

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It’s been a long-time coming and a lot of hard work, but the all new Le Panyol pizza-bread-pastries-roast-steak-stew-and-everything-in-between oven construction manual is finally complete. If you’re considering a Le Panyol for your home or business, it’s a great way to learn about the oven installation process.

You can download it for free by visiting our “Creating Your Oven” page.

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